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Monday, March 26, 2012

Clear Clutter for a Cause!

Clear your home of clutter and help those in need as well.  Donate your spring-cleaning castoffs to a charity near you!

Things and Places to Donate:

Your Desktop. You can donate your retired PCs to disadvantaged students and people who have disabilities.  List the goods you can give -- used computers, printers, software at Cristina.org and the National Cristina Foundation will find your electronic goods a new home.

Your Cell.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (free shipping labels at NCADV.org) refurbishes phones and sells them to fund financial aid and other programs for abuse survivors.

Your Car.  Pass off your old cars to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (PedAIDS.org).  Cars 4 Causes will tow it for free from your driveway and proceeds support pediatric HIV research and treatment.

Your Business Wear.  Help needy men and women look polished for job interviews by dropping off gently used suits, dress pants, shirts or shoes at one of DressForSuccess.org's 115 locations.

Your Glasses.  Ship used frames and lenses to NewEyesForTheNeedy.org to provide clear vision for an adult or child.  You can also donate your nonprescription sunglasses on the site.

Your Fancy Wear.  Give gowns in good shape to make a less fortunage teen feel like a prom queen.  Log on to DonateMyDress.org to find a local drive.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17th marks St. Patrick's Day.  Be sure to wear green!

Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick's day:
  1. St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  2. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
  3. The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
  4. In Chicago, on St. Patrick's Day, the rivers are dyed green. Mayor Daley is also of Irish descent.
  5. In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.
  6. In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair
  7. Many young people dye their hair green for the special day.
  8. Many people wear green on this holiday to avoid being pinched.

March Study Club Meeting of the Advanced Dentofacial Forum of Orange County

On March 8th, Dr. Bui hosted the first meeting of 2012 for the Advanced Dentofacial Forum of Orange County.  Dr.  Todd Snyder 's lecture "Modern Marketing and Brand Identity on the Internet" was very interesting and informative. We had an excellent turnout (the room was at capacity!) and we'd like to thank the doctors who attended.  Please check out our Facebook page (don't forget to "LIKE" us!) for more pictures!

Dr. Bui with our speaker Dr. Todd Snyder.

Our captivated audience of doctors.